4th of July, 2022: Spectacular Fireworks & Independence Day Fun

This year, the 4th of July is a Monday, ending a long July weekend of celebration. Whether you have an Independence Day Go-To Plan or you like to switch things up each year, we’re collecting the details for you. To make it easier, we list fireworks displays first and then list celebrations separately by area of the metro.

If you know of an event — free or paid — that you’d like to see added, please leave a comment at the bottom of this article. Thanks!

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Where Can I See Fireworks In 2022?

Friday, July 1st

  • RICHFIELD: Band Shell, 636 E 66th St, Richfield, MN 55423. This year there will be a Laser Light Show in place of fireworks. This may be the best option for small kids or those who are sensitive to loud booms.
  • SAINT PAUL: CHS Field360 N Broadway St, St Paul, MN 55101. Fireworks show after the Saints v. Storm Chasers game (and every Friday home game). Tickets.

Saturday, July 2nd

  • HAM LAKE: Ham Lake Lions Park, 1220 157th Ave NE, Ham Lake, MN. Fireworks at 10pm, after a full day of festival fun.

Sunday, July 3rd

One of these events is my go-to option when I have to work on the 5th and don’t want to stay up late on the 4th.

  • ANOKA: Castle Field, 600 Castle Field Blvd/7th Ave. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • BLOOMINGTON: Normandale Lake Park, 5901 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55438. Fireworks at dusk
  • EDEN PRAIRIE: Sparklefest, Staring Lake Park, 14800 Pioneer Trail. Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347. Mini Kids Fireworks – No loud booms at this show 6pm-9:45pm.
  • EDINA: Rosland Park, 4300 W 66th St, Edina, MN 55435. Fifes and drums start at 8pm. First John Sousa Memorial Band concert at 8:45. Fireworks at dusk.

Monday, July 4th

  • APPLE VALLEY: Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Arrive early for a pre-fireworks family party beginning at 6pm; fireworks at 10pm.
  • BLAINE: National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave NE Blaine, MN 55449. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • CHANHASSEN: Lake Ann Park, 1456 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • COON RAPIDS: Coon Rapids Ice Center, 1100 Crooked Lake Boulevard, Coon Rapids, MN 55433. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • EAGAN: 1501 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • EDEN PRAIRIE: Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55346. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • EXCELSIOR: Excelsior Commons, 135 Lake St, Excelsior, MN 55331. South Lake Minnetonka – fireworks at 9:45pm.
  • FOREST LAKE: Lakeside Memorial Park, 95 E Broadway Ave, Forest Lake, MN 55025 – fireworks at 10pm.
  • LAKEVILLE: Lakeville North High School, 19600 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • MAPLEWOOD: Hazelwood Park, 1663 County Rd C E, Maplewood, MN 55109. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • PRIOR LAKE: Mystic Lake Casino, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372 – Festivities begin at 5pm. FREE.
  • ROSEVILLE: Central Park, 2540 Lexington Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113. Fireworks over Bennett Lake at 10pm.
  • SHAKOPEE: Valleyfair, 1 Valley Fair Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379SPLURGE on a family day — 10pm fireworks included with park admission $32.99/pp+.
  • STILLWATER: Lowell Park, 201 Water St N, Stillwater, MN 55082. Fireworks at dusk.
  • ST LOUIS PARK:  Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426 – fireworks at 10pm.
  • WACONIA: Lake Waconia Regional Park, 8170 Paradise Ln, Waconia, MN 55387
  • WOODBURY: M Health Fairview Sports Center, 4125 Radio Dr., Woodbury, MN 55129. Fireworks at 10pm.
  • WHITE BEAR LAKE: Manitou Days Fireworks – Memorial Beach, 4980 Lake Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.  Fireworks, Flyover & Music 8pm-11pm.

Wednesday, July 6th

  • PLYMOUTH: Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth, MN 55447. If you can hold off a couple days for your fireworks, Music in Plymouth will be worth the wait! Arrive by 5:30pm. The night opens with a performance by the Okee Dokee Brothers. The Minnesota Orchestra headlines, followed by fireworks. Free shuttles from park and ride locations will be available. (Note that the city is allowing people to place their blankets and chairs as early as early as 7am on the day of the performance, so we can’t guarantee you’ll be able to see the musicians.)

Independence Day Family Fun Events

Collage of kids watching and playing with fireworks in a backyard - sparklers, snakes and smokers

MINNEAPOLIS 4th OF JULY EVENTS

Minneapolis Red White & Boom

Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront, Minneapolis, MN 55414.
NOT returning in 2022.  The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) was planning to bring back its big riverfront Independence Day festival and spectacular fireworks, but construction and staff shortages have changed their plans again.  Instead, there will again be family-friendly celebrations at these parks:

Find details here.

Overdressed Duo Performance

If you find yourself on the riverfront on the evening of the 4th with no fireworks, wander over to the Water Works Pavilion at Mill Ruins Park near Stone Arch Bridge.  The Overdressed Duo tell us they will be performing an Opera Under the Stars from 7pm to 8:30pm.  This FREE and family-friendly concert will feature solo and ensemble hits from famous opera and music theater selections. Learn more here.

Tangletown 4th of July Picnic

Fuller Park, 4802 Grand Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55419.
Annual festival featuring music by the Roe Family Singers, food trucks, a parade at 9:30am – decorate your bike, wagon or self and join in. Party is 10am-1pm. Bouncy house wristband $5.

 SAINT PAUL 4th OF JULY EVENTS

4th of July at Langford Park

30 Langford Park, Saint Paul, MN 55108.
Picnic, parade, fun run, music, speeches, scavenger hunts! More details TBA, FREE.


TWIN CITIES NORTHWEST METRO 4TH OF JULY EVENTS

BLAINE

Blaine Fireworks

National Sports Center, 1700 105th Ave NE Blaine, MN 55449
Fireworks start at 10pm. July 4th,  More 2022 details TBA. FREE.

COON RAPIDS

Coon Rapids 4th of July

Coon Rapids Ice Center, 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Parade (Sunday at 1pm), kids activities, carnival, music, hot rod car show (Saturday 5pm-11pm) and fireworks at 10pm on Monday the 4th. This year’s celebration is July 2nd-July 4th, FREE. 

HAM LAKE

Ham Lake Freedom Festival

Ham Lake Lions Park, 1220 157th Ave NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304
Attendees can participate in kids activities, partake in free pulled pork sandwiches, listen to live music, and watch fireworks at 10pm. Saturday, July 2, 2022.

PLYMOUTH

Happy Birthday America Parade

Hilde Performance Center, 3500 Plymouth Blvd., Plymouth, MN 55447
Decorate bikes and strollers starting at 10am followed by a parade and live music by the Teddy Bear Band. June 30, 2022 10am-noon; FREE.


TWIN CITIES NORTHEAST METRO 4TH OF JULY EVENTS

FOREST LAKE

Forest Lake 4th of July

Forest Lake, MN 55025
Carnival & entertainment each day; parade Saturday, fireworks on the 4th. June 30-July 4, 2022.

MAPLEWOOD

Maplewood Light it Up

Hazelwood Park, 1663 County Rd C E, Maplewood, MN 55109
Food trucks, family games and activities, live music and fireworks display at 10pm. July 4, 2022; 4pm-10pm.

ROSEVILLE

Rosefest Party in the Park

Roseville Central Park, 2540 Lexington Avenue North, Roseville, MN 55113
Carnival activities, inflatable fun, puppet shows, live music all day and fireworks at 10pm. July 4, 1pm-10pm.

STILLWATER

Stillwater 4th of July Celebration

Lowell Park, 201 Water St N, Stillwater, MN 55082.
Huge fireworks display over the St. Croix River, live music and fun around town — historic trolley, ice cream shops, parks. July 4, 2022; 3pm-Dusk.

WHITE BEAR LAKE

Manitou Days

Memorial Beach, 4980 Lake Ave, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Medallion hunt, Chalk My Logo event, Marketfest & farmer’s market, children’s fishing contest, parade, fireworks at dusk on the 4th, beach dance. June 16-July 4, 2022.


TWIN CITIES SOUTHEAST Metro 4TH OF JULY EVENTS

AFTON

4th of July Parade and Celebration

Afton, MN 55001
This annual Main Street celebration includes food, drinks, music trolley rides and parade. July 4, 2022, 1pm.

APPLE VALLEY

Apple Valley Freedom Days

Johnny Cake Ridge Park East, Apple Valley, MN 55124
DJ, music, dancing games, food vendors, sand castle building, yoga on the beach and play area for kids. 4pm-10pm. Fireworks at 10pm on the 4th. June 30-July 4th.

EAGAN

July 4th Funfest

1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121
Eagan Community Center festival grounds buzzes with a bike parade, carnival, music and fireworks. Parade July 4, 2022, 10am-12pm.

LAKE ELMO

4th of July Kids Parade

Lake Elmo Ave N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042.
Kids can decorate their trike, bike, wagon or lawn tractor and join the parade. Free ice cream to follow at Lake Elmo Lions Park. July 4, 2022, activities start at 11am, parade at noon.

LAKEVILLE

Pan-O-Prog Fireworks

Lakeville North High School, 19600 Ipava Ave, Lakeville, MN 55044.
Live music, inflatables. Bring chairs or blankets. Fireworks at dusk. July 4, 2022,  4:30pm-10:30pm.  

WOODBURY

Woodbury’s Hometown Celebration

M Health Fairview Sports Center, 4125 Radio Dr, Woodbury, MN 55129.
Family Fun begins at 6pm with a kids zone full of bounce houses and open play in the green space and Madison’s Place Playground; live music,  food trucks onsite at 7pm, fireworks at 10pm.  July 4, 2022.


TWIN CITIES SOUTHWEST METRO 4TH OF JULY EVENTS

BLOOMINGTON

Bloomington Summer Fete

Normandale Lake Park, 5901 West 84th Street, Bloomington, MN 55438.
Family Fun Zone includes activity booths, face painting, balloon animals and more. Live Music on the 84th Street Kids Stage features Wendy’s Wiggle, Jiggle and Jam, Kidsdance DJ, and Kid Power with Rachael Kroog. Fireworks at dusk. July 3, 2022; 5-10:30pm. 

CHANHASSEN

4th of July Celebration

City Center Park, 7700 Market Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317
Lake Ann Park, 1456 West 78th Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317 (Fireworks)
Parade & kiddie parade, carnival, kiddie games, live music and fireworks. July 2-4, 2022.

EDEN PRAIRIE

Eden Prairie 4th of July Hometown Celebration

Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55346
Staring Lake Park, 14800 Pioneer Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
Friday: Outdoor Big Band Concert at Staring 6:30pm; Sunday: 6pm-9:45pm Kids Sparklefest – children’s entertainment, food vendors, mini-fireworks at Round Lake. Monday: 3pm-10pm: Live entertainment, vendors, beach open, and Fireworks at 10pm at Round Lake. July 1-4, 2022.

EDINA

Edina 4th of July Fireworks, Concert & Parade

Rosland Park, 4300 W 66th St, Edina, MN 55435 (Fireworks & Concert)
Edina City Hall, 4801 W 50th St, Edina, MN 55424 (Parade)

Fireworks and concert July 3rd beginning at 8am and culminating in the pyrotechnics at dusk. Parade at 10am July 4th, Celebrate “Edina United” with an hour-long parade featuring veterans, marching bands, floats, horses, musicians, clowns, and more. July 3-4, 2022 @ 10am.

Independence Day Concert

Rosland Park, 4300 W 66th St, Edina, MN 55435
The First John Philip Sousa Memorial Band will play a special Independence Day concert. Arrive early for swimming at the Edina Aquatic Center. TBA.

EXCELSIOR

Lake Minnetonka 4th of July

Excelsior Commons Park, 135 Lake St, Excelsior, MN 55331.
Morning races, 11 am kids parade, popsicle social and fireworks at dusk. July 4, 2022, 7:30am-10pm. 

RICHFIELD

Lil Sparkler Celebration

Richfield Community Bandshell, 636 E 66th St, Richfield, MN 55423
Community and family focused events that offer something for everyone — Family Night, medallion hunt, laser light show, touch-a-truck, movie in the park and kids dance.

Richfield’s Lil Sparkler Celebration. July 1-4, 2022. Schedule Poster.
Print the event poster for the complete schedule

SAINT LOUIS PARK

July 4th Fireworks Celebration

Aquila Park, 3110 Xylon Ave S, St Louis Park, MN 55426.
Concessions, vendors, musical entertainment by DJ Bob from 7-10pm, and fireworks at 10pm. July 4, 2022, 7-10pm.

SHAKOPEE

Happy Birthday America Parade

Shakopee Lions Park, 1103 Adams St S, Shakopee, MN 55379.
Decorate your wheels (trikes, bikes, wagons, etc.) and join this parade. Popsicles and entertainment to follow. FREE, This event is on Friday, July 1st. Staging starts at 10am with the parade at 10:30am.

Celebrate the Red, White & Blue

SandVenture Aquatic Park, 1101 Adams Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379.
Special Independence day hours. 11am-4pm. $5-$7/pp.

WACONIA

July 4th Fireworks

Lake Waconia Regional Park, 8170 Paradise Ln, Waconia, MN 55387
Fireworks begin at dusk. Consider arriving early for a day at the beach. Pack a picnic and grill out. There is a small playground near the picnic shelter. Carver County has recently eliminated its vehicle fee. FREE. 


CANCELLED IN 2022, WATCHING FOR 2023

Mill City Museum

There are no fireworks viewing events scheduled in 2022 for Mill City Museum, and Minneapolis’s Red, White & Boom has also been cancelled. Catch fireworks during Aquatennial, instead.

Chaska

Chaska’s 4th of July fireworks has not been announced for 2022. However, you can catch fireworks July 15th instead at Chaska’s Fire and Ice Festival.

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